Blog

Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Recent appointment -valuing externalities

Posted by on 05/10/2012
Ecosulis’s has been appointed by the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Leader programme to produce a casestudy into the externalities of corn production. The valuation of externalities is important to understand how sustainable an activity is when non monetised aspects are included.

Biodiversity Offsetting – an Effective Mitigation Technique?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 05/01/2012
Biodiversity offsetting is becoming increasingly popular as a viable mitigation technique for developments. Local Planning Authorities are also developing quantitative techniques to establish the correct level of off-setting for developments at the planning stage.

The New BCT “Bat Surveys - Good Practice Guidelines” published!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 04/16/2012
Following feedback from experts in the field and authored by professionals, the Bat Conservation Trust has updated the "Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines". In line with the latest evidence and best practice the second edition includes new chapters and content, with revised advice and guidance

Biodiversity Planning Toolkit Launches

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 04/13/2012
The biodiversity Planning Toolkit is a new online resource for anyone involved in the design and planning process. This blog summarises its features and how it can be used to inform development design.

Ecosulis appointed to MOD Framework

Posted by Rod Ellison on 04/10/2012
Last week Ecosulis has received notification from the Ministry of Defence that we had been successful in our bid to be a participating consultant/contractor in a three year framework agreement.

IEEM - Planning Reform in England

Posted by Jason M. Reeves AIEEM on 04/02/2012
On 27 March 2012, the UK Government published its final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how they should be applied. Jason M. Reeves AIEEM, Policy and Information Officer for the Instituteof Ecology and Environmental Management, reviews.

An External View of Ecosulis Newt Survey Results

Posted by Suzi Day on 03/14/2012
Nigel Brooke-Smith, an Ecology MSc student at Bath Spa university, analysed Ecosulis Great Crested Newt survey data from 2010 and 2011.

GREAT CRESTED NEWT SURVEY SEASON IS APPROACHING!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 03/07/2012
Are you ready?! It’s that time of year again; the first frogs are spotted in garden ponds and ecologists begin to think about donning their waders in preparation for the great crested newt survey season.

Success for the Proposals and Invertebrate Survey Teams

Posted by Marina Martin BSc on 02/27/2012
Ecosulis pass into the third stage of the tender process for a prestigious Natural England SSSI Contract

Sydenham Hill Pond Works

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/04/2012
Pond restoration work completed for London Wildlife Trust, funded by SITA Trust and Dulwich Estates.

Oooo Arrrr Cider!

Posted by Suzi Day and Kate Hayward on 12/23/2011
A very short history of Cider by a Cider-drinker!

The Scottish Government is - on target to be generating 100% of their electricity demand from renewables by 2020 demonstrating w

Posted by Michael Williams on 12/22/2011
It is hugely impressive that the Scottish government is currently on target to meet their goal of generating the equivalent of 100% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020. In contrast it is harder to identify how the coalition has supported the sector so that England can meet its 2020 obligations.